And with all this new technology comes a whole new set of behaviours and tactics being used by potential daters. And you might have heard of newer trends like ‘zombie-ing’ and ‘submarine-ing’ (both of which are basically exes reappearing out of the blue to try and hook up).But then there’s also 'cuffing' (looking down a partner for the winter), and 'breadcrumbing' (dropping in every few months but never committing). It’s a new year, and there’s plenty more fish jumping back into the dating pool.
Then you get there, and it turns out they’re not the person you thought they were – they are actually a sentient steak bake. How can they even text when they’re just made of pastry and diced beef? Spongebobbing – Wh En t He Y St ART r Ep Lyi NG t O a LL Yo UR Mes Sa GEs Lik E t HIs Ross Kemping – This is a bit like ‘zombie-ing’, when you don’t hear from someone in like three months, then they jump back into your DMs. They’ve been in Latin America filming a documentary about violent street gangs, or in Shanghai speaking to the triads.
The New Year may not automatically mean coming up with a whole new you, but it certainly does have some interesting changes in store for anyone involved in a romantic relationship.
You don’t just meet someone and ask for their number anymore.
You have to navigate Tinder or Bumble, and then Whats App, or Snapchat, or maybe their Instagram.
Mindful relationships are a thing now This might be the best thing that has happened to dating trends since forever.
Dating is becoming less rushed and because of this we are taking more time to actually know our partners and, eventually, understand ourselves better as well.
Our matchmaking agency has been watching the trends and we’ve noticed a sizeable shift recently that we believe will be more noticeable in 2017.
Daters are slowly moving away from the “disposable” dating culture that doesn’t value personal contributions and are quietly embracing a more meaningful approach to romance.
According to Statistia, there are 1.96 billion social media users worldwide, 185 million of which reside in the United States.
We expect to see these two passions manifest into destination dates in exotic locales like one of the Seven Wonders or a new country neither of you have visited before.
Travel Dates Our matchmakers predict most of 2017’s dates will be Instagram-worthy.